Some want tougher rules for bullies

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Posted: Jan 22, 2013 9:39 PM by Adrian Pittman
Updated: Jan 22, 2013 9:39 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: new roads, bullying, tesa's law, tesa's place

NEW ROADS- School districts are setting-up new rules for dealing with bullies after state lawmakers passed a series of laws in the 2012 Legislative Session.

But, not everyone thinks the laws are strict enough.

"Let's get into the schools and find out how many of the kids know what laws exist and how many of the teachers know how to follow that," said Tiffany Phelps. Phelps is the executive director for the Centre for the Arts in New Roads.

The center also houses Tesa's Place, named for a high school student who killed herself after being bullied.

Phelps believes new laws could be tougher and wants to make sure students and teachers understand the changes.

New laws require schools investigate a bully complaint. If after four times, an investigation has not happened the student can transfer to another school.

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